Tomorrow's HP / Microsoft tablet will probably be the HP tm2-1070us

 

The New York Times is claiming that Microsoft‘s CEO Steve Ballmer will introduce a new “Slate PC Ahead of Apple” during his opening CES keynote:

This product better be good because Apple is expected to unveil its take on the slate/tablet form-factor later this month. If history holds, Apple will issue a product that surprises people in a few ways and that stands out from the crowd.

So, the last thing Mr. Ballmer wants to hold up is a me-too type device.

Spokespeople from Microsoft and H.P. declined to comment on the product or the content of Mr. Ballmer’s speech.

My sources, however, say that Mr. Ballmer will show the as yet unnamed H.P. device. The product will be touted as a multi-media whiz with e-reader and multi-touch functions.

Don’t get your hopes up folks, because the Tablet PC will probably be the-soon-to-be released HP TouchSmart tm2-1070us:

1.30GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 Processor, 4GB DDR3, 320GB Hard Drive, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, Intel 4500MHD GPU, 12.1″ MultiTouch Display, Webcam Mic, Fingerprint sensor, Windows 7 Premium 64bit

This how things work lately: Post bullsh@t story about Microsoft trying to one-up Apple/Google, then bash them afterwards because the mythical product didn’t materialize.

We will see tomorrow…

Update: Heres the actual product shown

Source: NYTimes